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The middlemen who do not increase the price will have to be removed: Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik On Friday, with the aim of improving the income of the farmers, he emphasized on connecting the farmers directly with the market and removing middlemen.

Speaking at the inauguration of Odisha Agri Conclave 2021 through videoconferencing, Patnaik said that the emphasis of the state government is on increasing the income of farmers.

“We must respond to market dynamics. We need to streamline their connectivity with aggregators and processors to play the role of producers. We need to remove middlemen who do not add value to the supply chain,” Patnaik he said.

Patnaik said, “Farmers lay the foundation of the country’s economy… Development of agriculture and empowerment of farmers is our priority.”

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